All child care professionals were children once, and how their parents responded to their emotional expressions affects how they respond to emotional expressions by children in their own care.
“Don’t Get So Upset!” examines the uncomfortable emotions providers feeland the inappropriate ways they may respondwhen children exhibit strong feelings, especially anger, fear, and grief. The book challenges teachers to reflect on their own emotional histories and to find strategies for responding to children in ways that support children’s emotional health and development. It also examines how gender, culture, and societal roles can impact providers’ responses to children’s emotional expressions.
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About the Author
Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is the chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Rider University. She has been an early childhood teacher, director, and instructor and presents at workshops across the country.
Table of Contents
Preface ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 We Create Positive Emotional Environments for Children 15 Chapter 2 We Understand How We Feel and Why 37 Chapter 3 We Understand the Power of Our Anger 57 Chapter 4 We Face Our Feelings of Powerlessness 73 Chapter 5 We Claim Our Own Childhood Traumas 89 Chapter 6 We Use Discipline, Not Punishment 121 Chapter 7 We Can Change Our Emotional Scripts 157 Appendix 177